First published by BRF (2005), this book aims to restore our vision of God’s created purpose for marriage. It allows the Bible to shed light on both our inherited cultural values and our contemporary Christian assumptions. Linking with the vows in the Marriage Service, it examines biblical principles and challenges current practice. The book also unpacks difficult issues such as cohabitation, divorce and remarriage.
Entertaining, thought provoking and stimulating, this book can be read by an individual, by couples, or used as the basis for a Bible study group or as the foundation for a teaching series. The ideas and images used will communicate clearly to young and old, whether single, married or divorced. For all those wanting to think about the subject, it will help them to discover God’s pattern for married life.
‘This book is full of faith and hard-earned wisdom. Anyone wanting to understand marriage honestly and biblically – and to live it out – will be helped by reading it.’
The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool.
'People who are married, people who have been married and people who are contemplating marriage should read this book. They will be enriched by doing so.’
The Rt Revd Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol.
‘This is a book on marriage written by a man whose marriage failed. Paradoxically this makes it not less credible, but more so. It drives the reader back to a truly biblical vision for marriage.’
The Rt Revd Colin Bennetts, Bishop of Coventry 1998-2008.
About the Author
David Robertson is a vicar in West Yorkshire. A graduate in Biblical Studies, he is primarily a Bible teacher. Divorced after 18 years of marriage, he was a lone parent for 5 years but is now happily remarried.